Totally, 35 people died from the measles in Europe last year and the infection rate increased four times according to the European Health Security Agency.
21,315 people infected with measles in Europe during 2017, while in 2016 only 5,273 ill people were spotted at the European office of the World Health Organization reported.
4,767 cases of all were spotted in Ukraine. 5,562 cases were spotted in Romania and 5,006 in Italy. At least 100 people were infected in 15 out of 53 European countries. The WHO emphasized that the reason for the measles outbreak was the decrease of the level of the community immunity and low level of the vaccination among the marginal groups of the population.
Big amounts of the infected people were also spotted in Greece, Germany, Serbia, Tadzhikistan, France, and Russia.